Paignton Community and Sports Academy is to take part in UK’s largest youth consultation for the second year running.

PCSA is taking part in this year’s ‘Make Your Mark’ ballot, the largest consultation of young people in the country.

In a national annual ballot running from 12th August until 10th October, young people across the country will be asked what issues matter most to them in order to determine what is debated by the UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) in the House of Commons on 10th November. Voting will take place through ballot papers in many schools and youth centres throughout the UK.

Ten topics will be available to choose from on the ‘Make Your Mark’ ballot paper, with the five most popular topics among young people going on to be discussed by Members of Youth Parliament in their November debate, chaired by the Speaker of the House of Commons, Rt. Hon. John Bercow MP, and broadcast live on BBC Parliament.

Last year’s ‘Make Your Mark’ ballot saw nearly 980,000 young people voting, making it the largest youth consultation of its kind in the UK.

Watch this space for results from PCSA and national results.

TOPICS for 2018
Mental Health – Devolved
End Period Poverty – Devolved
Votes at 16 – UK
Put an End to Knife Crime – Devolved
A Curriculum to Prepare Us for Life – Devolved
Support Youth Services – Devolved
Equal Pay for Equal Work – Devolved
Let’s Tackle Homelessness – Devolved
Transport – Devolved
Welcome Refugees – UK

For further details on the UK Youth Parliament please refer to: http://www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk/

Link to video of the topic choices   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Caql9XxUDfA

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